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no personnel decisions will be announced until after the election. >>> stephen colbert has a meeting with lawmakers this morning. he is testifying before a house committee on immigration and let's get more now from fox 5's sherry ly. she is live on capitol hill. it will be an interesting one, sherry. >> reporter: it sure will. you know, a lot of people will be watching. stephen colbert may be a comedian but this hearing and his appearance on capitol hill is no joke. while you may not think he is the ideal person as an expert witness on illegal immigration, anyone who has watched his show knows that he recently joined up with the united farm workers to take the job of a migrant work ore a farm. colbert's nightly report featured the ufw's tax our jobs campaign which invites u.s. residents to replace illegal immigrants working on farms. the comedy central host spent a day working in the field being picking beans and sorting corn in a packing house. he will appear with the ufk to testify about his experience before a house judiciary committee. the hearing called protecting america's harv
makes light of the the bill political headlines of the day but the cause behind stephen cole we are's trip to capitol hill is no laughing matter. we are live with more on the controversy surrounding his visit coming up. fox 5 morning news starts right now. >> good morning. it is friday, september 24, 2010. can you tell it is a foggy washington, d.c. this morning as we continue to heat up today. good morning. thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir. >> i'm steve chenevey. tony perkins is here as we get ready for a hot one today p. >> our two weather stories, the fog that we have that is dense in places. and then the heat continues today. i think today will be warmer than yesterday. we could set a record for today believe are to not. let's take a look at the current temperatures around the region where we are primarily in the 70s. some spots, the upper 60s. but it is 7 # in d.c. 70 in baltimore. 7 # at patuxent naval air station. 67degrees out at dulles airport at this hour. here is a look at the sat-rad. -- 72 in d.c. 7 # at 73 at participatio
by an american. >> stephen colbert in character testifying before congress about immigration, but not all the lawmakers were laughing. >>> and take a l te you how dru tried to sneak 21 pounds of pot past customs at dull hess airport. >>> we begin tonight with -- dulles airport. >>> we begin tonight with that devastating fire in virginia. thanks for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. three homes in virginia badly damaged. now we're hearing what it was like for the man inside the house where the fire started. fox 5's bob barnard with this one. >> it was a tense two hours or so in that manassas neighborhood as fire quickly spread from one house to another. you're about to hear a voice from inside the home where the fire started, but first some of the others who couldn't believe what they were seeing. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> there's a house burning in sumner lake. >> reporter: it's just after 3:00 thursday afternoon. a house on tillett loop in manassas has caught fire fanned by strong winds. the flames quickly spread. 911 calls begin flooding prince william county f
times. foreman is being charged as an adult. >>> all right, stephen colbert will be testifying before congress. half spoken word, half dance number. [ laughter ] >> the big story, you heard right. comedian stephen colbert is in d.c. to testify before congress, particularly about immigration outside a house committee. sherri ly is live with details. >> reporter: stephen colbert may be a comedian but his appearance on capital hill today is no joke. you wouldn't think of him as a person that was an expert on illegal immigration but anyone who watches his show knows he recently joined up with the united farm workers to spend a day on a farm as a migrant worker. the comedy central host will testify about his experience doing that alongside the ufw at a house judiciary subcommittee hearing on illegal immigrants working in agriculture. his stint as a farm worker appeared on his show last night, the could be air report. last month he spent the day on a farm in upstate new york picking beans and sorting corn. it's part of the ufw taking our jobs campaign, inviting americans to replace an undoc
are preparing to give glen beck a run for his money. >> jon stewart and stephen colbert are bringing their special brand of humor to the nation appear capital. >> will thomas discovered since last week's announcement thousands of people are answering that call. >> for tonight, i announce the rally to restore sanity. >> i am calling for the nation to join me on the washington mall to the march to keep fear alive. >> reporter: dueling rallies the same day. comedy network stars jon stewart and stephen colbert offer viewers alternatives. >> i asked my students in class today out of 20 students, 20 said they were going to that rally. why? because they feel that the only people on television would call politicians out if their misstatements, him okay risies, mistruths or sort of weak logic are stephen colbert and jon stewart. >> reporter: the rallies are scheduled thrust just three days before the u.s. congressional mid-term elects. seen some democratic strategists question whether the effort will keep those away who might otherwise have volunteered to get the vote out that weekend. >> wha
team reading a 2--- riding a streak so bad karma working against them. stephen jackson heads to the right side. cuts back. jackson outraces landry 42 yards for a score. jackson later left the game in the second quarter with a groin injury and didn't return. the rams raised out to a 13-0 lead. redskins out 14-3. donovan mcnabb rolls to his right 28 for the touchdown. moss had a great day. the redskins scored 16 straight points to take the two point lead. third quarter the rams would reply with 16 straight of their own. kenneth darby up 12 yards for the touchdown. the redskins fall to the rams 30-16. st. louis wins their first home game in 15 tries. >>> they did the job. they played well. and we didn't step up and didn't think we needed to do anything to win the football game. >> in this game it is about winning no matter who you play. when you put yourself in a position where obviously you can change the outcome, you have to be able to do that. you know, we found ourselves in a similar situation. obviously the same as last week. you get in the red zone you got to score. kickin
for good, that story coming up. >>> plus comedy on capitol hill, stephen colbert faces off with lawmakers. did members of congress appreciate his humor? >> really hot. you know that, though, but a cooldown is coming for the weekend. we'll have your complete forecast, some rain ahead, too. >>> but first a quick check of our rundown, friday night six minutes past the hour. hang tight. we're back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. ÷1x0x0÷1÷1÷?÷??? >>> the developer of a controversial mosque near ground zero will be in our area next month. sheriff al gamal will speak at a fundraiser for the council on islamic american relations in arlington october 9th. he made headlines after news broke he wanted to turn this building near ground zero into an islamic center. >>> comedian stephen colbert was on capitol hill today. he was invited to testify at a house subcommittee hearing today because he volunteered to work as a migrant worker for one day. the fake newsman testified in character about illegal immigration and migrant farming in a way only he could. >> america's farms are
. >>> stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning, testifying about immigration before a house committee. we get more from fox 5's sherri ly on capitol hill. he's there for a serious reason today. >> reporter: he is, but when people say stephen colbert is testifying, it's like insert joke here, but this is a serious issue. he is testifying on capitol hill today. it has drawn a lot of fire from critics who say this is just a joke, but a spokesperson for that house subcommittee holding the hearing said this is a serious issue and this is not a tv stunt. according -- anyone who watches colbert's comedy central show, knows he spent time doing the job of a my grant worker, it's part of the united farms worker take our jobs campaign inviting u.s. citizens to replace illegal immigrants working on a farm for a day. colbert picked beans in a field and sorted corn in a packing house in upstate new york. today he'll appear as an expert witness to testify before a house judiciary subcommittee to talk about his experience. the hearing called protecting america's harvest will focus on food
stewart and stephen colbert are bringing their special brand of political humor to the nation's capital. they're calling on america to join them on the national mall just days before the midterm elections. fox 5's will thomas discovered since last week's announcement thousands of people are answering that call. >> for tonight it i announce the rally to restore sanity. [ cheering and applause ] >> i am calling for the nation to join me on the washington mall for the march to keep fear alive! [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: dueling rallies the same day, comedy network stars jon stewart and stephen colbert offer viewers alternatives. >> i asked my students in class today out of 20 students 20 said they were going to that rally. why? because they feel that the only people on television who call politicians out for their misstatements, hypocrisies, mistruths or sort of weak logic are stephen colbert and jon stewart. >> reporter: the rallies are scheduled just three days before the u.s. congressional midterm elections. even some democratic strategists question whether the effort will k
the prosecutor. he said he would let york handle case but he has not ruled it out. >>> some calling stephen colbert 's presentation last week on capitol hill. we're going to take a closer look at this when we are joined by farm johnson in a few minutes. >>> a manassas fire marshall said a cigarette caused a fire that destroyed three homes and damaged five others. and he said gusty winds and the homes were so close together were other factors. the fire on thursday was one of the biggest residential fires ever in manassas. >>> slot machines are coming to maryland and a few days earlier than expected. the casino is opening in less than one hour. the first slot casino in perryville just got approval from the lottery commission to open early. a dry run on saturday went smoothly so it's opening at 8:00 a.m. this morning. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, before the congregation at his megachurch in georgia, allegations of sexual misconduct surface. >>> and they have been trapped underground for more than 50 days now but the equipment that will rescue 33 miners in chile is now in place. >>
helping of sarcasm. some lawmakers reactioning to the testimony by stephen colbert last week. steny hoyer of maryland called it inappropriate and an embarrassment and that he thought the visit was more of an embarrassment to colbert than the house. we have all the testimony. if you would like to watch it, it is on myfoxdc.com. >>> possible running back controversy brew with the redskins perhaps. dave ross is here to break it down. >>> and then the new leg of the wilson bridge project is complete this morning. coleing up, we'll talk live with the project manager about what you can expect when you hit the roads. this is ahead of schedule by the way. >>> kennedy this morning all ready for the rain. he is fining it tough to get out of bed. seem like fall came upon us overnight. oh, kennedy. oh, he went away. we'll have an update forecast. just getting the cameras ready for that forecast. >> sorry. >> he is doing what a left us wish we were doing, snoozing. spectator slowdown -- what a lot of us wish we were -- he is doing what a lot of us wish we were doing, snoozing. building wind farms and
. >>> glenn beck getting a run for his money. jon stewart and stephen colbert bringing their human to the nation's capital, calling america to join them on the national mall. thousands are already on board. will thomas has the details. >> reporter: for tonight i announce the rally to restore sanity. >> i am calling for the nation to join me on the washington mall for the march to keep fear alive. >> reporter: duly rallies the same day. comedy network stars jon stewart and stephen colbert offer viewers alternatives. >> well i asked my students in class today, out of 20 students, 20 said they are going to the rally. why? because they feel the only people on television that call politicians out for their misstatements or mistruths or weak logic are stephen colbert and jon stewart. >> reporter: this is scheduled three days before the mid-term elections. even some democratic strategists question whether the effort will keep those away who might have volunteered to get the vote out that weekend. >> instead of siphoning them off, you might mobilize them and get them interested and get the
beck versus reverend al sharpton. now it's jon stewart and stephen colbert and wait until you hear how many people may be coming to their rallies. >>> cutting your power bill might be as easy as making a phone call coming up next. >>> katy perry booted off sesame street, find out why the singer's duet with elmo who by the way is pantsless is getting cut from the show. >>> first some trouble for a diabetes med. neil cavuto has that and more in -- medicine. neil cavuto has that and more in your business report. >> more hits to the labor market, bristol-myers squibb cutting 850 jobs handing out the pink slip over the next six months. weekly jobless claims, 12,000 more americans filing for unemployment checks, around 4 1/2 million people continuing to get jobless benefits. the dow dropping almost 77 points, nasdaq and s&p losing ground. meantime sales of preowned homes are rising 7.6% in august from month the before, but sales compared to last august falling almost 20% when mortgage rates were actually a lot higher and some trouble for diabetes medicine. the food and drug administration re
leader steny hoyer of maryland is calling comedian stephen colbert's capitol hill visit an inappropriate visit and an embargesment. colbert testified before the house judiciary committee on immigration last week. he was invited by a representic representative of california. he said he thought it was more of an embarrassment to colbert than to the house. >>> 50 years ago, former presidents richard nixon and john f. kennedy faced off in the first televise the presidential debate. both would go on to occupy the oval office but the power of information put jfk there first. fox's eric shawn takes a look back. >> reporter: it simply changed the way we elect presidents. 70million americans watch as john f. kennedy and richard m. nixon sparred in the first live televised debate. >> the question before is which point of view and which party do we want to lead the united states. >> i know what it means to be poor. >> the seventh game of the world series becomes those debates, particularly the first one. >> reporter: david petrusha is the author of the new book which examines the race and the debat
sitting out the cowboys final preseason game. the announcers were yelling. backup stephen mcgee gets to start as qg against miami 2nd quarter play action. mcgee with the long ball and he hooks up with sam huard for the 43-yard touchdown. dallas wins 27-25, but it's preseason. that doesn't mean jack. raiders visiting the rams in the preseason. sam bradford hooking up with tight end billy bajema for the score, bradford 6-6, 58 yards. 2nd quarter ravens down 14-0. there's an interception but allebee a showoff. then he hesitates at the goal line. that's going to get you some issues with john harbaugh who lets him know. son, let me explain a couple things to you. you want to wear the purple? you don't showcase like that. anyway ravens lose 27-21. >>> nyjer morgan on a heck of a run, last week suspended seven days for hitting a fan with a ball in philly. he's appealing that. saturday he was dropped to eighth in the lineup and ran into cardinals catcher brian anderson own though there was not a throw home. he missed home plate, was called out for contact and separated anderson's shoulder. t
the large crowds. >>> john stewart and stephen colbert's rallies are getting a boost from a prominent political pundit. arianna huffington is offering free rides to anybody would wants to go. last night, huffington announced she is giving free butts buss seats to anybody who shows up at her web site's office in new york city. rallies are scheduled for october 30th down on the mall. >>> everybody who lives around here knows that we have the second worst traffic in the country and now new worries. the new defense building going up along i-395 in alexandria. john henrehan has the latest for the ropes for concern. >> reporter: if you ask a motorist to describe current rush hour traffic on 359 in virginia, here what you get. >> maybe 15, 20 miles per hour. ted situation if you don't have anything in the car to spend your time. how long you can listen to music or the radio. >> reporter: traffic on 395 is probably going to get appreciably worse onier from now when the defense department opens adjoining office towers along the highway in the west end of alexandria. 6400 dod workers will be sh
than a month away from jon stewart and stephen colbert's rallies on the national mall, but this morning we are getting crowd numbers. the estimates and numbers for you when we come back. >>> and we're teaming up with mix 107.3 to raise money for children's national medical center. the radio station are holding a ladyothon all day. and you can donate by calling or go to mix107.3.com. we'll check back in with the folks in a little bit. csttd em >>> welcome back. it looks like two rallies in the district will be bigger than first expected, at least by a little bit. jon stewart plans to hold his rally along with stephen colbert's match to keep fear alive both on october 30th. they amend the the numbers from 25,000 to more like 60,000 people. and we're still a month away so the numbers could still go up. >> sometimes the numbers might be even more than the 60,000. we'll see. >>> in the meantime, say if they were having that today they would have some hot weather. >> would need a lot of bottled water out there on the mall. >> take a look at yesterday's temperatures. 94 degrees. it felt warm.
that we must do even better. >>> tv comedy host jon stewart and stephen colbert are planning dueling rallies here in d.c. they will seemingly take a huge rouse jab at beck's restoring honor rally. this calling on america to join them on the national mall on october 30th. so far, ard coming to facebook, tens of thousands of supporters have already signed on. >> it will be entertaining. that is for sure. >> pretty funny. it will be interesting to to see how many people will be down on the national mall. >> it sounds like a lot of people are rsvping. we'll see if they show up. today, we tart to get the heat and humidity building in here. right now is about the nicest part of the day with our temperatures in the 60s. let's look at the bus stop forecast as we are agetting the kids ready for school this morning. what you are going to find are relatively mild across the region early this morning. and lots of sunshine. sunrise will be at 6:56. temperatures in the upper 60s for some of you. mid-60s. a couple of spots where it will be about 70 degrees. not awe bad start to the day. current tem
. >>> and now in just two days national pitcher stephen strasburg will undergo tommy john surgery. he tore a ligament while pitching against philadelphia last month. now the recuperation period is expected to be 12-18 months, a year to a year and a half. he finished the season with a 5- 3 record. >> isn't that weird how that works. life is just a rollercoaster. >> you never know from day-to- day. >> hopefully you come back stronger. >>> coming up on fox 5 morning news, frustration for drivers. they continue over computer problems in virginia. we'll get the latest on when it will be fixed from the spokes person from virginia dmv just ahead. >>> and now a new poll showing the d.c. school chancellor is polarizing voters in the district. that's next. >>> coming soon to a theater near you, calorie counts at concession stands. the question is do you really want to know? ksgo t >>> making headlines at 15 minutes after 9:00 this morning, it's a mixed bag of news for d.c. mayor fenty. just 13 days before its election. a washington post poll indicates michelle rhee has polarized voters in the distri
at any moment but also describes her as a nice and down to earth person. >>> in just two days, stephen strasburg will undergo something called tommy john surgery to rebuild his el owe. the recuperation period is expected to be 12 to 18 months. he finished the son with a 5-3 record sowm the scene was peaceful along north carolina's outer banks yet but things could get a bit different tomorrow. hurricane earl still on track to impact the east coast. tourists have been ordered to evacuate okracoke island. >> i know you are watching what is going on, tuck. >> this time of year, the peak of hurricane son here the first couple of weeks of september. it has gotten busy. watching earl and fee own a might have another one down the road. looks like earl will come awfully close to the coastline. maybe 100 or 200 miles offshore. it will bring us some breezy conditions and clouds. the but you can see some brain -- some rain and tropical storm conditions during the day on friday in some spots. we are currently in the 70s. 76degrees at reagan national. 74 in quantico. 70 in leonardtown and 74 in anna
a little get of good news. stephen strasburg had successful injury. >> could the injury have been presuperintendented. dave ross and wisdom martin now go off the wall. >> welcome once again to off the wall. dave ross, wisdom martin. what do we have in store? >> we are talking about baseball. let's talk about what happened with the nationals. niger morgan and that whole incident with the pitcher who was flowing fast balls at his teammates. so niger got mad. so he responded by going after the pitcher. i ask you, dave ross, is this a dirty move or is it just hard core baseball play something. >> he is playing hard but it might be slightly dirty, my friend. >> oh, dave. >> there are unwritten rules in baseball as you know. one of them is you don't take out the catcher and break his shoulder like he did the game before. you have to know that you are going to get hit the next day. that is just part of the unwritten rules. the problem i have, let's write them down so they're not unwritten anymore. >> how about making a rule saying if you throw a 100-mile an hour fast ball at somebody, yo
stephen joys the warmer weather. >> i do. i enjoyed yesterday. >> i told you our highs would be in the upper 80s. we got into the mid-90s at reagan national airport. >> those things happen. >> it happens every now and then. today, we'll have cooler temperatures in the upper 70s. the key this morning is low humidity. humidity at 47%. that is pretty low for us. >> is it football weather? >> yes, it is, as a matter of fact. the tide is turning. we'll show you what is going on out there with the current temperatures around the region. 50s and 60s early this morning. right now, 66 degrees here in washington. 61 down at quantico. 60 in salsbury, maryland. we do have some 50s out there. gaithersburg, 55. hagerstown, 55. winchester is at 58 degrees at this hour. here is a look at the satellite- radar. i kind of show it to you out of habit because there is nothing to see here. no clouds. we are cloud-free and without the clouds, we'll be precipitation-free as this dry air mass moves across the area. so forecast for today is a simple one. sunny skies. windy, much cooler. winds could gu
comedy central host stephen colbert is hearing from a couple of media moguls. rupert murdoch and meir kahane mayor michael bloomberg will testify on the role of immigration in strengthening america's economy. they formed a new coalition to push for immigration reform. news corp. is the parent company of of fox 5. >>> the governor's race in new york is heating up. some sense moments between one candidate and a reporter all caught on camera. >> you send another goon to my daughter's house and i'll take you out, buddy. >> find out what sparked this confrontation. >> we are continuing to follow today's severe weather. tony has the latest. julie will check the roads with we come back. when we -- when we come back. cheerios could be your ticket to do it. big time. you could win a once in a lifetime chance to live your passion by choosing from t never-dreamed-possible prizes. from a customized v.i.p. vacation, to a hollywood red carpet experience, to cooking with a celebrity chef, and more. find details on specially marked boxes of cheerios. why cheerios? because whatever you love doing, you
, and pudge rodriguez drops one in. the nationals win 9-2. >>> and stephen strasburg had successful tommy john surgery. and what about the brawl with the marlins? we go "off the wall." >>> and welcome once again to off the wall. dave ross and wisdom martin with -- what do we have today? >> baseball. the nationals this week. nigel morgan and the pitcher throwing fastballs at his teammates. >> that happens. >> so he responded by going after the pitcher. so i ask you dave ross. >> ask me? >> is this a dirty move? or is this just hard core baseball? >> he's playing hard but it might be slightly dirty. there are unwritten rules in baseball as you know. and one of them is you don't take out the catcher right, and break his shoulder did like nigel did the game before. you have to know you're going to get hit the next day. that's part of the unwritten rules. but let's write them down and then we know what they are. >> how about making a rule saying if you throw a 100 mile- per-hour fastball at somebody, it means i'm coming to get you. i'm bringing the pain. i'm taking them out. we feel sorry for no pi
on stephen strasburg's surgery. we'll be right back after this break. no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel and restaurant workers and find ways to help. that means working with communities. we have 19 centers in 4 states. we've made over 120,000 claims payments, more than $375 million. we've committed $20 billion to an independent claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. we'll keep looking for oil, cleaning it up if we find it and restoring the gulf coast. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. bp is gonna be here until the oil is gone and the people and businesses are back to normal... until we make this right. >>> apparently your hair could give you a heads up about a heart attack. your locks contain a hormone called cortisone. it's a marker for chronic stress. levels of the hormone measured in urine and blood on
to be justified. >>> a speed bump may be the cause of a murder and home invasion in springfield, virginia. stephen carr convinced officials to put in a speed bump in front of his home on field master drive. his neighbor david patton was reportedly upset about the speed bump. police say patton broke into carr's home sunday night, tied up carr and his girl friend. investigators believe patton shot carr when he tried to get free. when carr's roommate came home, police say patton chased him. the girl friend ran upstairs and called 911. neighbors are stunned. >> it's really sad. it's really unfortunate to think, you know, people can fly off the handle that much over just a speed bump, they could be that bad. >> police tell us patton and carr got into an altercation back in june and were supposed to go to court thursday. patton is now charged with murder. >>> d.c. police are looking for the person who shot an armored car guard today outside the popeye's and malcomb x avenue southeast. the suspect walked up to the armored car, shot the guard getting out and took off without any cash. the guard was shot i
in the gateway to the west. redskins fell behind from the get go. stephen jackson on the rams first drive broke one, 42 yards for a touchdown. the rams jumped out to a 14-0 lead just 6:12 into the game. credit the redskins for rallying taking the lead but the rams responded with the final 16 points of the game. backup kenneth darby scoring the game winning touchdown in the 3rd. the redskins for the second straight week surrender 30 points and lose and today some post st. louis blues. >> i think giving up that 14- point cushion really hurts because we had to fight back and in the end i think that's how it started out. >> just feels like we're not as bad as we might think it is because if we're losing, i feel like it's just we have to put it together and just keep working. >> it's very frustrating. you know, we have a couple good plays by santana and cooley and some run plays that guys are picking up big yards from ryan and clayton. i mean again it's one that's obviously disturbing for us on the offense side because we're much better than what we showed today. >>> if mcnabb thought yesterday was
stephen colbert's rallies are getting a big boost from a political pundit. aryan a huffington is offering free rides for anyone who wants to go to their rallies. last night huffington announced she's giving free bus rides to anyone who shows up at their offices. >>> american idol hit the road again this time stopping in new jersey for auditions and some locals snagged an audience with the new judges. we sent fox 5's sherri ly to jersey city to catch up with one of them. >> reporter: rained jackson is sitting in simon -- randy jackson is sitting in simon cowell's old seat, but he said no one will ever say you've become the new cowell, cowell, you're a dog. this season is an american idol remix, but the drill is the same for the contestants. kelly powers came a long way from wood ridge virginia but never thought american idol was for her. >> i never wanted to do the show. >> reporter: her friends and family convinced her to give it a try. now she's in jersey city hoping american idol will help make her singing dreams come true. >> this is it for me. this is really what i'm meant to do. i kn
for the virginia dmv. >>> and also ahead, we know that's stephen strasburg needs surgery for an arm injury and that that procedure means he's miss the next 12-18 months. and now we know when the ace will go under the knife and get back on the road to recovery. >>> in the meantime, tucker barnes has been watching earl very closely. he joins us with the very latest. i was going to say good morning, earl. >> let's get right to it. let's get to the hurricane watch to extend the virginia coastline. last night it
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